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    July 28, 2011
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was discovered. >> vic, a porsche, bmw, rolex watch. feds say the men behind this were living the high life. they now face prison time and more than $2 million in fines. >> clients would come and go. >> reporter: retiree lena harrington would never suspect that the prostitution ring was in over lea. >> it's difficult to comprehend how something can go under o under your nose, without you knowing it. >> reporter: prosecutors say this masqueraded as a massage parlor. but the real business was sex. previous wjz investigations have exposed the prevalence of human trafficking, talking to victims whose passports were taken. [ inaudible ] >> only one spoke english. and i felt bad afterwards, that they were probably too afraid
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to tell me what was going on. >> reporter: the feds say the pimps would charge $50 to $60 a trick. the women wouldn't get a cent of it. they'd also swap the women out every few weeks. the ring stretched into pennsylvania, new york, and new jersey. >> there was a gal named cass. nisee her again. >> but she saw a lot of johns. >> i didn't see any like 16- year-olds. it was mostly older men. it sickened me to think, this is someone's father, grandfather, husband. >> there was only one girl that day. she must have been asleep upstairs. >> reporter: the five men in connection with the brothel face 70 years each in prison. >> reporter: and the feds say most but not all of the women were undocumented aliens. in the past four years, baltimore county has busted about six of these illegitimate massage parlors. reporting live from downtown, mike hellgren, wjz eyewitness news. >> investigators used wire taps
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and gps tracking to build their case. we have breaking news, as wjz was first to tell you at 5:00. the house of representatives decided to delay a vote on one plan to raise the debt ceiling and cut the deficit. we're looing live at the -- looking live at the house floor right now, where lawmackers are discovering what happened next. >> with the clock ticking towards an august 2nd deadline. as jay dow reports, the time is running out for lawmakers to do something. >> reporter: house speaker john boehner's rewritten debt plan is up for debate on the house floor. >> for the sake of jobs, for the sake of our country, i'm asking the representatives in the house in a bipartisan way, and my colleagues in the senate, lease pass this bill and end this crisis. >> reporter: speaker boehner spent the last two days trying to reign in skeptical tea party republicans who say the bill's $900 billion in spending cuts
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still isn't enough. >> it's time to call the questions. see if it passes. >> reporter: the democrats say speaker boehner's bill has no chance of clearing the senate. but that does not mean republicans will have wasted their time. there's still a chance a final compromise could be crafted from speaker boehner's bill and end the crisis befora -- before an august 2nd deadline. >> reporter: senate majority leader harry pede reid says his plan represents a true compromise. >> congress has said a short- term arrangement held hoes the same as a technical default. democrats are not willing to put the economy on the line. >> reporter: they have already started deciding which bills will get paid and which ones won't if they fail to raise the debt limit by tuesday. >> once again, the vote has been delayed. but there is a possibility the house could still society vo -- vote on it later tonight.
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senate majority harry reid said even if it is, proved, the senate will immediately vote it down. crime scene then set on fire in an attempt to cover it all up. meghan mccorkell has more on the investigation. >> reporter: they're identified as 58-year-old billy ray lovett, 36-year-old tamika gibbs and jones. they were all shot in the head inside of towson, in the 4300 block of nicholas avenue, early tuesday morning. about 90 minutes after gunshots were reported, the house was then set on fire. police say they recovered physical evidence and than that -- and accelerant was used to start the fire. >> the 36-year-old woman was the older man's daughter. a 21-year-old anne arundel county man meads guilty to -- pleads guilty in the death of gupta. wayne black pushed guptda, who could not swim, into the inner
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harbor, in 2008. the deal pushes brack. he told police it was an impulsive act. he did not know gupta could not swim. a city councilman makes remarks that it's okay to lie to 911 operators in order to get a faster response from police. derek valcourt talks to the councilman and his critics about what he said. >> reporter: specifically he told some of the people living in his district that they ought to tell 911 operators there's a gun involved in their call if they want faster police service. as you can imagine, police call it really bad advice. [ sirens ] >> reporter: in northeast baltimore, contact and burglary victims often complain police take too long to respond to their 911 calls. >> the types of complaint you talk about candidly i've been hearing for 20 years. >> reporter: city councilman robert huron heard similar
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complaints in the hamilton hills last weekend. that's when he told residents they would get a faster police response by telling 911 there was a gun involved, even if there was not. >> i knew what i was saying the other day. and i knew it would bring response. my intent is to bring that to a head. >> reporter: he is trying to get additional police resources for northeast baltimore. after years of complaints. but curran's comments did not sit well with police. >> what's wrong with that? >> well, first, it's dishonest and irresponsible. >> reporter: bob cherry says lying about guns puts the lives of citizens and police at risk. officers drive at high rates of speeds. >> probably going to get out of the cars with guns drawn. and who knows what can happen? >> is it ever okay for someone to say that there is a gun involved when there isn't a gun involved? >> well, obviously i don't want to say to lie to police, no.
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that's not the intent. the intent is that if you feel threatened, if you feel someone is breaking into your house, then you need to take steps. but my intent is not to mislead the police in any way. and if i misspoke in that way, then i apologize. what i won't apologize for is the years i've been trying to get additional resources for upper northeast baltimore. >> reporter: curran stopped short of completely retracting his statement. police say it's always best to be truthful. and they point out, you could be charged with filing a false police report if you get caught lying to a 911 operator. live at city hall, derek valcourt, wjz eyewitness news. >> if a lying 911 caller becomes a witness during a criminal case, that would put their credibility and the case in serious jeopardy. ravens kick off training camp 2011 with their first practice. wjz is live at the owings mills complex. mark viviano spoke with the players about finally getting on the field and this heat.
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mark? >> reporter: yeah, opening day. there was football. but with it came some frustrations. among them, coach john harbaugh, pretty upset about the new collective bargaining rules that kept some of the players off the field. also today, the coach was pretty clear, not happy with some of the younger players who seemed overcome by the heat. he yelled toward some of them. he said it's the first day, we haven't even worked hard yet. welcome to this new world. it is the first-ever post lockout nfl season. >> ravens training camp practice, number 1. 3 hours in stifling humidity. veteran players have been through it before, and appeared ready for the rigors of the workout. but this ravens camp is one- third rookie. and it was clear. day 1 was a challenge for them. >> the mind is willing but the body is weak. and from a football standpoint, our guys, they're getting after
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it, we're short a bunch of guys because of these crazy rules. >> by the end of the day. i don't care what type of training you did in the off season, there is no other training that will get you ready than football. >> reporter: ray lewis begins his 16th nfl season. i asked ray how the abbreviated preseason is likely to affect the players. and the product on the field. >> i think the people that will be affected the most will be the young guys. you know? they don't have the time and the opportunity no more to really grab, you know, those things. everything is past. everything is past. and if you're not a great studier, then you fall behind. if you're in not a quick learner on the field, you fall behind. and you find those quick diamonds in the rough going through that quick process. every team has to deal with it. it's not like one team has to deal with it. >> reporter: yeah, every team is dealing with it. ray lewis is famous for his
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offer-season workouts. he shared with us that his new training regiment included bicycling. next thing you know, he'll be winning the tour de france. ed reed was the mote notable -- most notable top draft pick not here. that's the story we'll have more coming up. >> okay, mark. thank you. and stay with wjz for complete coverage of ravens training camp. we'll bring you the interviews and the players who were signed and those who were cut. turning the heat and humidity back up. a live look outside right now. we are going to be feeling that summer sizzle again, at least for a few days. bob is in the weather center, tracking the weather. bob? >> luckily, it's only a few days. couple of showers popped up this afternoon. these have been moving in from pennsylvania. one little cell there. a little heavier shower, north of the forest hill, northeast of the parkton area. but there's still a risk of showers across northern
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sections, northeastern sections of maryland. now, tomorrow, we talked about heat and humidity coming back big-time. tomorrow, from 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., a heat advisory will be in effect through the entire region, as you can see. because temperatures tomorrow, in the upper 90s. but the real feel, the way you really feel with the humidity, will be more like 104, 105 in the afternoon. so tomorrow will be one of those days. please take it easy. stay in air conditioning if you can. tough if you're a ravens tomorrow. >> very tough. still to come tonight on wjz eyewitness news. putting himself in jeopardy. how tv host alex trebek was injured. looking for lead. the howard county community that is now on alert. i'm gigi barnett, in harford county. that story is just ahead. a rec center is arrested for allegedly fondling two girls. >> i'm monique griego. coming up, we'll hear from
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parents who warrant that surprise. nick. why do we have him in a shark cage? well, this is his office. we'll show you when eyewitness news continues. and areee in -- we in store for a steamy weekend? stick around for the first warning weather forecast coming up. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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a city rec center director has more. >> yes! yes, that's him!
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yes, that's him. >> reporter: parents knew exactly who gregory brewer was when we showed them this mug shot. he helped look after their kids. >> he was a basketball referee, coach. a nice human being. >> reporter: but just last week, police arrested brewer for fondling two girls at the center. >> it was disappointing. >> reporter: court documents obtained by wjz, claimed bruer hugged a 13-year-old girl, then grabtd her breast. >> reporter: after the alleged incident, the victim confided in another little girl who said that brewer had touched her, too. except this time, she claims he touched her buttocks am. >> it kind of makes me scared. >> reporter: they both bring their daughters to the pool. they say they didn't like the way brewer treated the kids. >> they would cling to him. >> reporter: brewer claims that he went to hug them and may have accidentally touched their breasts. >> there's no accident.
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no. >> reporter: most parents we spoke with plan to keep letting their kids come to the center but said things wouldn't be as carefree. >> wherever they are, i gotta be. >> reporter: baltimore city parks and recs say brewer is on administrative leave, pending the outcome of the investigation. and we did go by his house today but were unable to reach him for a comment. denise? >> thank you, monique. brewer was charged on sexual assault on a child. he was released on bail, a $150,000 bond. this kitten, about 5 months old was set on fire this week. she is now in foster care, receiving ongoing treatment. police are asking for the public's help to find the person who set the kitten on fire. looking for lead. a group. harford county homeowners is searching for the source of lead that creeped into their tap water. tonight, as gigi barnett reports, this has placed the community on alert.
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>> bottles of water. tap water is off limits. a few weeks ago, the county health department tested each house for lead. and some had lead levels higher than what the environmental protection agency allowed. >> we have yet been able to determine the source of the problem. >> reporter: and that's the sticking point. homes are brand new. and the water is coming from a well. harford county officer susan kelly is warning homeowners, especially young children, to keep away from the water. because learning can -- lead can harm kids. >> primarily we're concerned about the children and the residents in general. >> reporter: it is not generally found in water. that's why it doesn't require testing of lead in well water of newly-built homes. >> we do know that because some of the wells are showing a higher level in the water as it's coming from the well, we feel that there is some type of
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exposure. >> reporter: and at least one of the homeowners who didn't want to be identified told me that he plans to move out of the neighborhood, in part because of this issue. meanwhile, the builder, richmond american, is working with the health department and homeowners to find the source of that lead. back to you vic. >> rich mond america is replacing contaminated pipes on the homes. the maryland institute of college arts gets its largest donation ever. according to our media partner at the baltimore sun, a long- time trustee donated $10 million to the school. the money will be used to expand graduate programs and to fund scholarships upon. >> great thing to do. >> wonderful. >> all right. some hot weather coming back tomorrow and really the weekend. pretty warm. but not as bad as tomorrow. 87 now. dew point still at 71. humidity, 59%. south/southeast winds at 6. barometer, holding steady. come back and look at that
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there's a view of the brim, leading over to the cherry hill area. and it's pretty cloudy out there now. >> showers. one little rumble of thunder. take a look at radar. nowhere -- northern baltimore county. the rest of the activity, very,
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very light, as it moves through pennsylvania and northern delaware and new jersey. this one little cell, north and west of conowingo. and just to the east. they're heading toward conowingo. a few folks to the north of the city, we'll see light showers. that's pretty much it. another batch through chambersburg. might affect you folks in washington and frederick county. it's possible that holds together later this evening. each the baltimore, carroll county, and howard county area. might see similar showers by about 8:00 to 9:00 tonight. right now, we're at 87. hot spot, cumberland, 93. the dew point is much higher today than it was yesterday. yesterday afternoon, it was in the low to mid-50s. right now, it's in the low 70s. that makes it feel a lot stickier than yesterday. 84, ocean city. locally, mid-80s most places the hot spot. as you can see, d.c., a lot of sun. still at 91. right now, currently, winds south/southeast in the region. that brought the humidity back,
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big-time, compared to yesterday. showers and storms, some spots in iowa had over 4 inches of rain. one spot in michigan, southern michigan, picked up 4 to 5 inches of rain. a lot of rain with that boundary line between the heat and cooler, dryer air to the north. for us, looks like that cooler, dry air is not going to need it. maybe a little dryer saturday and sunday. still going to be on the warm side. we're talking generally above average for the next five to six days. average high, 87. right now, we see the showers to the north. there is a risk of some of those moving into northern maryland. this moving south of us, continues to be sunny. tomorrow, warm front moving through the region tonight. will really bring in the heat and humidity. upper 90s expected by saturday. kind of sagging south. so it should turn a little less humid, late saturday and sunday. temperatures still in the low 90s. quick look at don. not a strong entity. in fact, this could be a blessing in disguise.
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a weak tropical system headed to outh texas. they need the rain and that's probably what it's going to do. moving quickly to the west and southwest. friday night, it will come across the coast of texas, as a good rain maker, but not a big wind storm. southwest winds on the bay, here, 5 to 10 knots. bay temp, around 84 degrees. tonight, maybe a shower or rumble of thunder, north to northeast. and maybe one across northern maryland. 72, up to 98 tomorrow. a hot and humid day. maybe a thunderstorm by evening. hopefully in a couple of spots to cool things down briefly at least. >> thank you, bob. shark week. the longest-running program event on cable tv will return this weekend. and again, it will feature the work of a baltimore photographer. mike schuh reports, the film captures a number of firsts. it's called jaws comes home. the work of baltimore county photographer, nick callianis. nick is among the world's best underwater photographers.
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he has nearly died from shark bites. now he's back in baltimore, sharing with us his story. his latest brush with death. >> the entire top of this cage is a wall of flesh. >> reporter: he's talking about the three months he spent filming great white sharks near the beaches of maine. >> i was awed. >> reporter: here, a dead whale attracted sharks. that is nick shooting, held boy his belt. this is the greatest great white shark ever filmed. is it's just off the beaches of chatham, massachusetts. under these orange floats, nick's shark cage. and in the cage, nick and a scientist. >> nick's in the cage? >> yes. with greg. >> reporter: the floats are the only thing keeping the cage from dropping to the sea floor. >> scary moment was not just being in the cage, but watching the shark the whole time, the mouth was open. i've never seen a white shark swim around with the mouth open the entire time. >> reporter: nick shot these images of a confused shark trying to get off the cage. there are fears she'll cut the
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floats free. then she thrashes. this is a cage bar. >> but it's dented. so i was right underneath this ting. i'm almost 6'2." the cage is 6 "2." and suddenly i'm seeing stars. >> reporter: hiss in film is a 3-d imax film. >> and nick's program "jaws returns home" premieres 10:00 p.m. sunday night. >> looks like a cool thing to do. but i'd like a much more substantial cage than that. still to come tonight on wjz eyewitness news. more bang for your buck. i'm alex demetrick. coming up, boosting your gas mileage. how does 55 miles per gallon sound? that story on eyewitness news. i'm andrea fujii, outside of baltimore's world trade center. where we're getting a look at the mem olorrial coming --
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memorial together to commemorate the 9/11 attack. what britain's prime minister wants done to all media. ,,,,,,,,
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it is 6:30. mostly sunny. and 87 degrees. good evening, everyone. thanks for staying with wjz. here are some of the stories people are talking about tonight. a judge in london will dig further into the phone hacking scandal that has rocked lond an's moodia empire -- london's media empire. >> reporter: the british judge leading the first public hearings into the phone hacking scandal says he will be demanding evidence from witnesses. >> it may be tempting for a number of people to close ranks and suggest the problem is or was local towards a small group of journalists, then operating "news of the world." >> reporter: brian levinson says they will look into the media's relationship with the
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public, police and politicians. >> very, very serious. >> reporter: parliament grilled newscorps boss, rupert murdoch last week. >> reporter: the government backed investigation will look into allegations eavesdropping was happening at other media outlets, too. several journalists are on the panel, along with the former police chief, to help expose corrupt practices. police investigations are also under way. into hacking and bribery within the force. scotland yard is defending its officers. >> let me reassure you. corruption is in no way endemic, within the police service or within the metropolitan police. >> reporter: the acting commissioner says he regrets police officers allowed senior executives at news international to wine and dine them. he says an ethical adviser is now instructing the force, as scotland yard work toss repair its reputation. in london, tina kraus, wjz eyewitness news.
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>> once the public hearings began in september, britain's prime minister has given the panel 12 months to produce its first report. >> the hotel maid who accused a high-profile international banker of sexual assault is speaking out for the first time. gigi barnett has more on what she is saying. >> reporter: 32-year-old diallo thanked her supporters. diallo says the former head of the international monetary fund, said dominique strauss- kahn sexually assaulted her in an upscale new york hotel as a maid. she said her family has been through a lot in the last few months. >> talking to any other woman. this is just too much for me. it's too much for me and my daughter. >> and she and her attorney met with prosecutors yesterday. the district attorney's office has recently expressed doubts about diallo's credibility. denise, back to you.
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>> all right. thank you, gigi. strauss-kahn is charged with attempted rape. his next court date is august 23rd. another attack on fort hood army base in texas. in custody. investigators found a large stash of ammunition and bomb- making materials in his hotel room near fort hood. the 21-year-old has been absent without leave since july 14th. 13 people have been killed in an attack on fort hid -- hood in 2009. >> 16 members were attacked. we're getting a look at that. andrea fujii has the story. >> reporter: the 9/11 memorial of maryland is nearly halfway complete. it's placed aptly in front of baltimore's world trade center and will be unveiled september 11th, to mark the 10-year anniversary of the attacks. >> i think people will slow down just a minute and take a look back and where they were. >> reporter: this is what it
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would look like. two tons of mangled steel beams from the wreckage, purposefully laid on a marble bed. >> we are vertical beings. and when we lay down in our final resting place, it speaks. >> reporter: nasteel should be arriving -- that steel should be arriving in late august. and should be expanding to the 94th and 96th floors of the north tower. >> reporter: the tower, maryland 9/11 survivors steve peck escaped. >> the firefighters and police officers who gave their life that day. you know, 30,000 of us got out. >> reporter: maryland victims' names will be carved into the marble. and once the memorial is revealed, everyone will be able to touch part of maryland history. >> it's an opportunity, much like in new york to show our appreciation for their sacrifice. >> reporter: andrea fujii, wjz eyewitness news. >> reporter: the local 9/11 ceremony will be september 11th, at 3:00. higher oil and gas prices
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mean a good bottom line for oil giants. exxon mobil and shell record major profits. gas prices continue to inch up here in maryland. right now, we're paying an average of $3.71. that's up from $3.61. imagine driving on a single tank of gas. the president wants it to be a reality. >> reporter: you have to have it. if you want to drive. but what if you could go further? a lot further, on a fillup? >> i think that would be terrific. we'll save money on gas. >> i'm excited about that. i think it's great, if it will happen. >> reporter: the obama administration thinks it can and will rule out new fuel economy standards on friday. automakers have already agreed to cars that will get 35.5 miles per gallon by 2015.
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congress wants it up to 54.5 by 2025. a target up from the 56.2. that may seem a stretch until you see the high gas prices created. >> we just drove back from florida. last year, i drove, my car got 22 miles a gallon. and now i have a new car, and i was getting 30 miles a gallon. and that was very, very pleased with that. >> reporter: if technology brings more miles per gallon, will people be able to afford it? it's a question consumers already struggle with. >> people are going to look and say, well, wait a minute, i can get a vehicle that does 25 miles to the gallon for x. or i have to pay x-plus for the 30. i think they're going to go for the lesser one at this time. make these fuel-efficient cars saleable to the public at a reasonable price. >> reporter: electric vehicles are an example. currently out of most people's price range. but proponents see cheaper
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batteries ahead. >> by 2015, this will actually be cheaper than buying an internal combustion engine car. >> reporter: maybe. but gm is investing in hybrid energy. and it might be the fastest way of 55 miles per gallon. >> now, according to a study by the research group environment maryland, cars approaching 60 miles per gallon, could save the driver $9,000 over the life of the car am. time now for a quick look at the stories you'll find in the baltimore sun. the economic impact. a development project in owings mills could have for the region. what doctors are saying about the potential for injuries with a shortened nfl training camp. and the guide to otakon. these stories and much more, read the baltimore sun. remember to look for the updated forecast, from wjz's first warning weather team. ever wondered what the zoo animals do in the evening? now you can find out. the maryland zoo is staying
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open until 7:00 every evening in august. admission after 4:00 will be cut in half. the zoo is also offering discount tickets. >> chances are they're doing the same thing at 7:00, they do most of the day. still to come tonight on wjz's eyewitness news. wild life. an elephant goes on a rampage on the street. find out what happened. confessed masked murderer. but did the man in norway act alone? i'm bob turk. first warning weather center. very hot friday coming your way. i'll have the exclusive first warning five-day forecast. and wjz 13 is always on. here are the top stories on wjz.com at this hour. for updates on the day's news, and the updated forecast, log onto wjz.com. ,,,,,, [ child's voice ] ooh, that looks good.
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norway's top official is talking about the stunned normally peaceful europe an association. he says andres brevic is a sociopath, who acted to himself and kept his plans to himself for a decade. brevic gunned down 68 youth at a youth camp, in addition to setting off a bomb that killed eight people. elephant was being used in
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a commercial. it is believed she was startled by some of the costume that was put on her. it caused quite a commotion but no one was hurt. what a waste of whiskey. part of a truck full of the alcoholic drink went up in fire. the truck was full of 1200 cases of crown royal b. a third of the load was lost. the problem was caused by a mechanical fire. no one was hurt. for about 25 years, alex trebek has had all of the answers on "jeopardy." so he was asked when people asked, how did you hurt your leg? >> the answer is, at 2:30, yesterday morning, chasing a burglar down the hall. >> reporter: what is america a most popular game show host doing on crutches? that was the question on everyone's mind, after alex trebek, host of jeopardy, showed up hobbled at the national geographic championship in northern
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california. >> my achilles tendon ruptured, and i fell in an ignominious happy. [ laughter ] bruising my other leg in the process. >> reporter: early wednesday morning, 71-year-old trebek and his wife were sleeping in a san francisco hotel, when an intruder broke into their room, grabbing money and valuables. >> as the suspect injured themselves giving chase. the suspect was later apprehended by one of the security inside the hotel. >> reporter: 56-year-old lucinda moyers was arrested by san francisco police, and charged with felony burglary and receiving stolen property. >> reporter: among the items stolen was one with sentimental value, a bracelet. alex trebek's mom tells cbs news, she gave her son the bracelet 20 years ago, and he's been wearing it on the show every day since. >> did you get the bracelet back? >> no. >> reporter: while trebek and his wife were never in jeopardy, he's now home in los
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angeles, and will undergo surgery on friday. priya david, cbs news, san francisco. >> police do not believe trebek was targeted because of his celebrity. he will be in a cast for six weeks. scott pelley has a preview of what's coming up tonight on the cbs evening news. a critical vote over the battle over america's debt ceiling. but can we still avoid a debt crisis? closer look at an interview with john mccain. coming up tonight on the cbs evening news. and bob schieffer will be in for scott tonight. here's a look at tonight's closing numbers from wall street. we'll be right back. okay. a little help here, people. ,,,,
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it is another warm and humid late july evening across the evening. the heat is getting ready to make a comeback. bob is here now with the updated forecast. here's a closer look at what you can expect down the ocean. take a look at the forecasted ocean city region, basically. upper 80s to low 90s. plenty of sunshine. there may be a shower or thundershower late saturday or again on sunday.
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but slim chance. and the water temperature, in the mid-70s down there. around here, tomorrow is going to be a hot, hot afternoon. with temperatures in the upper 90s. and humidity, with heat indexes about 105 in the afternoon. take it easy. by saturday, a pretty good chance for thunderstorm. still mid-90s. but drying out, yes. 94. sunday. 92 on monday. and again tuesday. these temperatures running 4, 5, 6 degrees above average for this time of year. denise? >> all right. thank you, bob. still to come tonight on wjz eyewitness news. it's the first day of ravens practice. and mark talks to ray lewis and the changes ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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they were finally at it today at the training complex. >> this is a kickoff of training camp 2011, for the ravens marking the first time in history, training camp not in westminster for all of the public to see. instead, it's here in owings mills. and for the first time in a long time, it's the ravens training camp without, todd heap, derrick mason, and kelly gregg. it is an unusual preseason because of the four-month lockout. players on the field for three hours today, and the ravens first official training camp practice here. mentioned those former ravens who were not here. there were more than 30 rookies
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who are here. and for the longest-tenured raven, it's business as usual. >> this is my 16th year. i saw people come and go. i saw some of the greats come and go. and that's a side of it. that's the business side of it. i think every player who understands this business understands that side of it. it's one thing about being the players. and another thing about the business has to take care of itself. every move that whatever team has to take, is going to hopefully move the team. >> reporter: most notable veteran absence here on this day is safety ed reed. he is expected here. and top draft pick jimmy smith. he can't practice until he gets a contract, which he doesn't have just yet. camps are opening. and the wheeling and dealing is under way. new england patriots got under way. they picked up defensive lineman alex haynes worth. patriots also got chad
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ochocinco from cincinnati. and running back reggie bush. he got traded from the miami dolphins. bush gets a new contract with the dolphins. a reminder, you can get all of the nfl transactions on our website. go to wjz.com. check out the free-agent tracker. and stay on top of all of the nfl movement. let's talk baseball. oriole are in toronto tonight. they split the first two games. if the orioles can win tonight, they can score a series victory for the first time in more than a month. yes, it maybe a struggle for manager buck showalter and the birds. the slump has actually been going on for nearly two months. a rough game in the field for felix pie. he whips on a score in a single. o's go on to lose last night, 3- 0. brad bergesen will pitch for the birds in toronto tonight. on to new york tomorrow. four games against the yankees.
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and this reminder, you can see the orioles and the yankees, saturday and sunday. both afternoon games. masn on wjz for both games. and finally, we go to the world swimming championship in china, where for the second time during these championships. baltimore's michael phelps loses to ryan lockheed. he first lost to him in the 200 free style, losing to him today in the 200-meter individual medley. and he set a world record pile while doing so. phelps still has another event to swim in china. wrapping up the first day of training camp, a little ragged, some guys out of shape a little bit, especially the young guys. they were feeling the heat. back at it at 1:00. we'll be here to provide the coverage. >> they'll really feel the heat tomorrow. whew. thank you, mark. be right back ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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don't miss the cbs primetime lineup tonight at 10:00. it's the hit episode of the
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mentalist, followed by eyewitness news at 11:00. talk about a filling lunch. dozens ever people banded together to craft this giant sandwich wednesday. where is this sandwich? each section of the 1400-pound snack had a different flavor and more than 70 ingredients went into the mix. fell a few lives short. >> the baguettes not seen here. >> they're working on a baguette, people. just imagine, a big baguette. >> that's it for us tonight. back at 11:00, i'm denise koch. >> for bob and mark, i'm vic carter. maryland's news station, don't go away. there's much more ahead, including the personal vote in the battle over >> schieffer: tonight, the debt vote in jeopardy. in-fighting among republicans puts house speaker john boehner's plan on hold. so what happens next?
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we'll talk to senator john mccain. how the debt debate affects homeowners. dean reynolds tells us why mortgage rates could skyrocket for millions. a new terror plot against fort hood. bob orr reports a american-born muslim soldier was arrested and admits he was planning an attack. ben tracy on why the cameras that catch you running a red light created a mess in one major city. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> schieffer: good evening, scott's off tonight. i'm bob schieffer. well, republican speaker john boehner's plan to end the debt crisis in grave doubt tonight. conservatives in his own party turned against it and the vote had to be postponed. the house spent most of the afternoon debating the speaker's plan, but just a while ago when it became obvious the